Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Greens Call for Just and Permanent Settlement for Palestinians

Lead Green candidate backs peaceful protests at Essex University against totally disproportionate actions of Israel

With the start of a fragile ceasefire in the Gaza conflict, Greens in Eastern Region are again calling for a just and permanant settlement to end the violence and deliver the two state solution that has been talked about for so long.

The Green Party opposes all of the violence in the conflict, from both sides, but notes that the hugely damaging war has had a totally disproportionate impact on the Palestinian people locked into the Gaza strip, with the loss of life being around 100 times greater for Palestinians than for Israelis and with over 300 totally innocent Palestinian children killed. Many more will be vulnerable over the coming weeks, as Gaza remains under siege and the ceasefire will be incredibly fragile until Gaza's borders are opened.

Lead Green Candidate for the European Elections on June 4th, Dr. Rupert Read has backed peaceful protests as a way of drawing attention to the plight of the Palestinian peoples. Dr. Read has taken part in a number of marches and vigils recently and has also spoken out in support of students at Essex University and other universities who are holding protests in support of Palestinian students.

Dr. Rupert Read said:

"I offer my encouragement and respect to the students at the University of Essex - and of several other British Universities - who are struggling for the rights of students in Palestine. It is good to show such care about fellow human beings, even if they may be thousands of miles away, and to make a stand for human rights.

"Israel is in breach of the Geneva Conventions with its war and siege on Gaza. It still occupies Palestine. In such cases the Green Party fully backs such peaceful protests."

1 Comments:

Blogger catapult said...

Are you serious? "Greens"? Unless that's become a blanket term for anyone even slightly left wing, then this article seems like nothing but an abuse of the truth and shameless propaganda.

To those of us who were there, we'd appreciate it if you didn't usurp our efforts in order to further your political campaigning.

21 January 2009 at 07:20  

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Lead Green candidate backs peaceful protests at Essex University against totally disproportionate actions of Israel

With the start of a fragile ceasefire in the Gaza conflict, Greens in Eastern Region are again calling for a just and permanant settlement to end the violence and deliver the two state solution that has been talked about for so long.

The Green Party opposes all of the violence in the conflict, from both sides, but notes that the hugely damaging war has had a totally disproportionate impact on the Palestinian people locked into the Gaza strip, with the loss of life being around 100 times greater for Palestinians than for Israelis and with over 300 totally innocent Palestinian children killed. Many more will be vulnerable over the coming weeks, as Gaza remains under siege and the ceasefire will be incredibly fragile until Gaza's borders are opened.

Lead Green Candidate for the European Elections on June 4th, Dr. Rupert Read has backed peaceful protests as a way of drawing attention to the plight of the Palestinian peoples. Dr. Read has taken part in a number of marches and vigils recently and has also spoken out in support of students at Essex University and other universities who are holding protests in support of Palestinian students.

Dr. Rupert Read said:

"I offer my encouragement and respect to the students at the University of Essex - and of several other British Universities - who are struggling for the rights of students in Palestine. It is good to show such care about fellow human beings, even if they may be thousands of miles away, and to make a stand for human rights.

"Israel is in breach of the Geneva Conventions with its war and siege on Gaza. It still occupies Palestine. In such cases the Green Party fully backs such peaceful protests."
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